Weekend Rewind: Flooring Frustration Edition

This post was SUPPOSED to go live yesterday. It was also SUPPOSED to include some photos of flooring actually nailed down. But neither of those things happened. Bummer. But let me back up and start at the beginning. First of all, we did get a lot done over the weekend. So I’m happy about that. […]

Finally, Some Fall Festivities

Now that it’s a week before Halloween, I’m finally getting on the decoration bandwagon. I already showed you guys the new fall wreath I made, here. But last night, I finally got the rest of our house all fall-ified. I was hesitant at first to decorate because I knew we are going to be tearing […]

I Really, Really, Really Like the New Range Hood

And because I really, really, really like the new range hood, I wanted to share some finished pictures of everything all installed. I talked about phase 1 of installation here. Wyatt came back and discussed his work in the attic and on the roof . And now it looks like this: To back up, we […]

Oh, Snap! Sponsored Post and Giveaway!

GIVEAWAY ENDED: Winner is comment number 6 (not including my replies), Donita! *This post is sponsored by Harvest Snaps but the content and opinions are all my own. Questions? Email us! Keep reading! We have a fun giveaway for you guys this week. Peas! Or rather, Snapea Crisps. You can check out the Harvest Snaps website using this […]

A Leaf Wreath

Say that 10 times fast, I dare you. Also, say that I’m a slacker because it’s already the end of October and I am just now decorating me house for fall. It’s okay, I deserve it. To be honest, until last Thursday, my front door still looked like this: I know, I know. But I’ve […]

Weekend Rewind: Leaf Peeping Edition

This weekend, Wyatt and I snuck off for a long weekend of glorious fall fun away from home. We had gorgeous fall weather the entire time, and despite Wyatt ending up with a cold, we had a great time just relaxing and not working on the kitchen.  And taking couch selfies using a new setting […]

DIwYatt: Venting the Range Hood Through the Roof

Melissa wrote about putting up the Range Hood and the vent into the attic here. What was remaining on this project was to continue the vent out of the roof. We were using a long extension piece of 6-inch pipe to get out to the roof that we found at Home Depot. Then, on the […]

Light and Day

An entire post about light bulbs might seem a little silly, but this has changed my world, you guys. Seriously. On Sunday after church, Wyatt and I went to Home Depot to get some new, hopefully better, brighter bulbs for the can lights in our kitchen. We figured we’d find something more expensive and slightly […]

Hoodwinks and Hijinks

Did you all know “hoodwink” means to “deceive or trick?” We’re not trying to really trick you, but the photos in this post ARE a little deceiving. I’ll explain why in a minute. As a side note: “hijinks” is defined as “boisterous fun,” and if that doesn’t just perfectly describe our nights on DIY, I […]

10 Years Strong

Yesterday marked a fun milestone for Wyatt and I. We’ve now been together for 10 years total (dating and marriage years). Wowza. That’s over a third of my life! And just for fun, this photo was taken the day he asked me to be his girlfriend. 10 Years ago yesterday.   Since we had been […]

Grout, Doubt, and Seal – Our Backsplash Reveal

It’s time to show you our finished tiling job, guys, and I have to say, it was a lot of work, but totally worth it. I can’t get over how fancy it looks! Like a “Real” kitchen. For grown-ups. To back up a bit, after we finished tiling, things looked like this: We let that […]

Home Sweet Hallway

Remember when I posted about the sweet wooden painting we got when some friends of ours moved to Colorado? I painted the edges green and then it sat on the floor in our bedroom for several months waiting to be hung. I tried to blame Wyatt for not getting it up there, but really, it […]

DIwYatt: Cutting with the Tile Saw

We’ve been discussing our tips and lessons learned while tiling our kitchen but I also wanted to take a few minutes to share some specific details about the tile saw. So we thought we would capture them all in one place for anyone that is interested in the future. For a refresher, this is the […]

Weekend Rewind – Time Apart, Tulips, and Walktober Edition

I know we’ve been boring you with all our talk about tile, and I hate to say this, but there are still a couple posts coming on the subject, but one of them will be our reveal post (with all the grout and glory), but I wanted to take a break out of that and […]

Everything You Needed to Know About Tiling Your Back Splash – Part 3

We’re back with part 3, after part 1 and part 2 in our tiling tips series, so without further ado, here are tips 11-15. 11. Back-buttering is an art. A messy art.  We already mentioned we had a LOT of cut tiles. (The larger your tile, the more cuts you’ll have to make) So, to […]

Everything You Needed to Know About Tiling Your Back Splash

Last week, we got to work on a big project. The tile back splash. We’d never tiled before so this otherwise “small project” felt even bigger to us. There are already a ton of tiling tutorials out there, so we’re not going to attempt to rewrite the book on back splashes, but we did want […]

Customizing and hanging the Microwave Cabinet

We spent the weekend tiling our backsplash but we’re not quite ready to reveal it yet, so I’m backing up to talk about the microwave cabinet Melissa gushed about in this post. Just as a recap, this is actually the second microwave cabinet that we purchased from Lowes. The first microwave cabinet that we ordered […]

The Little Garden That Could

Despite the cooler temps and rainy weather, our garden is still managing to keep us supplied with summer veggies. (And supplies for canning, like I discussed in my post last night. ) Here’s the harvest I grabbed a couple days ago when I went out to snap these pictures: You can see our zucchini plants […]

Canning Craziness: Preserving our Garden Produce

Guys, I’ve been a canning fool this year. And by fool, I mean someone who has no idea what she’s doing but who is enjoying the craziness and trying all sorts of new recipes. This was the stash from a few weeks ago:   Here’s what it looks like now: Not only have we been […]

Weekend Update: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back Edition

Remember last week when I was all “Look at my kitchen! It’s beautiful!” in this post?   Well, now it looks like this: Yup, we went from wonderful to wild. It’s like two steps forward and one step back… But, I know that when we have a tiled backsplash (hopefully in the next week), I’ll […]

Because I’m just so excited…

I have to share this picture with you guys: I’m in shock I think. I had forgotten a little bit of the dream. But now that the fridge and microwave are all built in, I’m falling head over heels for this kitchen renovation. I just can’t stop staring at our new cabinets. As of last […]

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like a Kitchen

And function like one, too! In all seriousness, we’re really starting to use the kitchen as it is supposed to be used. As in, we have pots and pans in our cabinets. I’m also working on organizing things as I go, so you’ll notice there isn’t a whole lot of wonderful organization happening in these […]

Winding Down to the Last of the Summer Bucket List

Well guys, after the amazing fall weather we had this weekend, and the COLD! weather we had on Thursday and Friday of last week, it’s time to admit that fall is, most definitely, around the corner. Which means it’s time for a little check up on our Summer Bucket List and for one last push […]